Mehmet Arif Aksit

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Lead levels were measured in blood samples of 99 adults, 180 children and 143 pregnant women living in Eskişehir, an urban area in Turkey. One hundred and twenty 120 cord blood and 93 breast-milk samples were also obtained. Mean lead level in blood of adults, children, pregnants, cord blood and in breast-milk samples were 3.13 +/- 1.4 microg/dl, 3.56 +/-(More)
AIM In this study, we aimed to evaluate cord blood mannose binding levels (MBL), to evaluate possible relationship between cord blood MBL levels with neonatal sepsis and culture confirmed neonatal sepsis in preterm newborn with gestational age below 34 weeks with fetal inflammatory response syndrome (FIRS). METHODS Forty-four randomly selected < or =34(More)
Background. Sepsis is an important cause of mortality in newborns. However, a single reliable marker is not available for the diagnosis of neonatal late-onset sepsis (NLS). The aim of this study is to evaluate the value of serum amyloid A (SAA) and procalcitonin (PCT) in the diagnosis and follow-up of NLS. Methods. 36 septic and healthy newborns were(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis is an important cause of mortality in newborns. However, a single reliable marker is not available for the diagnosis of neonatal late-onset sepsis (NLS). The aim of this study is to evaluate the value of serum amyloid A (SAA) and procalcitonin (PCT) in the diagnosis and follow-up of NLS. METHODS 36 septic and healthy newborns were(More)
In order to investigate the role of nitric oxide (NO) in hypoxic tissue damage in newborns, we studied the effects of systemic administration of an inhibitor of NO synthase, N(G)-nitro-L-arginine (L-NNA), and the precursor for the synthesis of NO, L-arginine (L-ARG), on the biochemical and histological changes in brain, heart, lung, liver, kidney,(More)
Unaffected but consanguineous parents suggest autosomal recessive inheritance of a previously apparently undescribed syndrome of camptodactyly, fibrosis of the medial rectus muscle of the eye, severe myopia, facial anomalies, joint contractures, and mild scoliosis in a 13-year-old Turkish girl and her 11-year-old brother. The girl also had ptosis.
OBJECTIVE Determination and pathogenesis of perinatal asphyxia is still an important problem. During the asphyxial insult and recovery phase, alteration of the growth factors has been demonstrated and there is evidence that expression of insulin-like growth factors (IGF) and their insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBP) in injured sites in(More)
Axial mesodermal dysplasia spectrum (AMDS) includes the features of other malformation complexes or sequences, such as oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum (OAVS) and sacral dysgenesis. We describe a new patient, an infant born to a type 1 diabetic mother, with the phenotype of AMDS as well as severe congenital cardiac anomalies including transposition of the(More)
Paraurethral cysts are uncommonly reported in the newborn. Twenty-eight cases have been reported in the English literature until now. These lesions generally resolve spontaneously. For this reason, a conservative approach is recommended, especially in paraurethral cysts of newborn without complications and symptoms. In this paper, we describe a female(More)
A one-day-old male infant with cleft lip and palate, microcephaly, hypotelorism, microphthalmia and absence of the nose is presented. The intermaxillar segment and nasal bone structure were not seen on radiological examination of the skull. Chromosome examination showed a 46, XY karyotype. On postmortem examination, the cerebrum was seen to be a single(More)